Temporal filler injection
Watch how this device shows veins under the skin. This is possible due to the hemoglobin in blood. What happens is, when infrared light from this device is held above the skin it’s absorbed by hemoglobin. This then allows veins to be seen and makes it easier for a clinician to locate veins in order to collect blood, administer IV or avoid the veins to safely inject fillers as it was done here.
The heart is so cool and intricate, but all the little intricacies make it a bit of a pain to study 😅 CV exam coming up on Tuesday but after that I get Thanksgiving to celebrate and relax, just gotta push through.
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Today, we want to introduce you to #StudentDoctor Parneet Randhawa. She is a current student at BUSPM @barryupod and a member of the Class of 2020. She is originally from El Dorado Hills, #California and attended the University of California, Davis, majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. “As an 8-year-old, I saw my grandfather suffer from many foot ailments. He was a diabetic and had developed an infection in his foot. A minor toe infection spread to his whole foot and leg, eventually leading to his death. My father, who also suffers from diabetes, visited a podiatrist regularly. My interest in the field grew as I visited the podiatrist with my father and saw the care and treatment the doctor provided.
As an undergraduate student, I shadowed several different doctors, including an osteopathic physician, an endocrinologist, and an internist. I worked in an endocrinology research lab and also an Emergency Department as a scribe. However, I solidified my decision to pursue podiatry while shadowing a podiatric surgeon in my undergraduate years. I observed her from her initial encounters with patients to diagnosing their conditions, providing wound care, making custom foot orthoses, and performing surgeries. It was compelling to witness the impact Dr. Bajwa had on her patients’ lives. Her patients showed so much gratitude and loved her for treating their life-threatening ailments.
At Barry, I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities such as a health fair for children with special needs, foot screenings at Special Olympics, and many comprehensive health screening homeless clinics throughout the year. As a second year student, I have also been fortunate to shadow one of our clinical professors and learn about limb salvage and diabetic wound care. The most rewarding experience I have had is serving the local communities of Miami and helping the homeless population to care of their feet.
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My life is interviews and ED shifts on repeat ⚡️ fourth is by far the best yr but it doesn’t come with out it’s stress. will I match? where will I match? wait I still have a shelf? wait now I gotta do an acting internship? how do I make my match list? did that interview go okay? Today- I’m reminding myself to be okay uncertainty and that’ll all workout in the end 💕
It's a great Fall Friday to pass my Thesis Defense, ay?! 😊💁🎓 #masterofscience
Now back to #MCAT studying 😆📗✏️
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I can’t believe we’re now over halfway through November! It feels like November just started 😭
I’m exhausted, to say the least. I’ve been dealing with incomplete quality measures and staffing issues at work. I’ve had to play the role of doctor, scribe, medical assistant, receptionist, clinical manager all at the same time while balancing grad school and gym and family drama. I keep telling myself, “it’ll be over soon,” but I don’t even believe myself 😂😭 it’s a never ending cycle
Anyone else trapped in a cycle?
1 2445 minutes ago
What med students do with the first snow :D burying our friends alive and snowball fight on the parking deck. ❄
[Fun Fact] When I started residency 🏥, I had one personal goal👨🏻💻 : To enter and compete in the Invisalign University Challenge 🦷.
This is a competition for orthodontic residents 🎓 throughout all of North America (Canada 🇨🇦 and USA 🇺🇸) to showcase 🎥 and present successful ✅ treatment outcomes they achieved with Invisalign aligners during their residency training.
Over the past 2 years, I worked 🛠 month in and month out 📅 to bring to the table my best work.
This past summer ☀️ I submitted my own case with my faculty mentor (Dr. Khoo 👨🏻⚕️) and recently found out that I placed top 3. 🥇🥈🥉 #blessed
Shout out to my patient 👨🏻💼 @nikhal.s and my mentor for helping me achieve this. My resume 📝 thanks both of you too.
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FALL QUARTER IS OVER!!!!!!!!! time to sleep. OD2 is no joke. Thank you so everyone who’s motivated and pushed me this quarter (especially my wife @megmathenia). XO.
Happy Friday 🙌 This morning was our last class before the upcoming cardio exam. Afterwards, I went to the hospital where I interviewed a patient, did a physical exam, and presented to my physician preceptor 🏥 What are everyone’s plans for the weekend❓PC: @abhireddy4
Exactly two weeks until I’m done with med school! This time is flying. Visiting many hospitals in Cape Town for the final time after spending many months at them as a student. So grateful to everyone that has taken the time to pass on their knowledge and wisdom to me over these years 👩🏻⚕️📚
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Yay, it’s Friday and we’re inching our way to Thanksgiving! Today we’re featuring the super cute Bella, owned by D4 Nicole Naidoo (@nicolerigasnaidoo)!
“My sweet puppy Bella has brought me so much joy. I got her during third year and it was the best decision I have made!! I always look forward to coming home to her cute little face and she is always waiting to for me to play!!!” 🐶
What’s the most trouble she’s gotten herself into?
“Bella is a princess so she doesn’t get into trouble. She recently peed on my bed after I just had washed all my sheets and comforters. I was not a happy dog mom!!!” 👑
Today I got to scrub in on a Deep Brain Stimulator implantation
DBS is a surgical treatment option for Parkinson’s patients that involves implanting electrodes into specific brain structures for the purpose of decreasing symptoms such as tremor.
Neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, are a top research interest of mine. My work through grad school involves developing a new treatment option for Parkinson’s, and hope to continue similar work as I (eventually) become a practicing neurosurgeon.
4 662 hours ago
Apply to medical school, get emails from the Army about the Health Professions Scholarship Program!🇺🇸 Let me get in first before I consider joining the military💪😉👩🏼⚕️ #military#medicalschool#acceptance
3 902 hours ago
Deuces™ to the remaining of the very little motivation I had for the rest of this semester ✌🏾
Pipet. Repeat. Pipet. Repeat. Pipet. Repeat.
Lab these days is a whole lot of praying for something good to happen, and a whole lot of nothing actually happening.
One day. One day there will be a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Until then, Pipet. Repeat. Pipet. Repeat. Pipet. Repeat.
Never give up.
4 1602 hours ago
Free registration open now. Tell a friend. DM for info.
2 years ago, on November 16, 2016 at 11:23am I received a 1 minute phone call that would forever change my life. It was the dean calling me to tell me that the admissions committee voted unanimously to accept me into the incoming class of 2021. This call sealed my future of becoming a doctor and left me in a state of shock. I was crying, shaking, and just absolutely freaking out. I had been working towards being a doctor my whole life and in a few short months, I would be starting medical school! Insane.
Flash forward 2 years to the present day and here I am, a 2nd year medical student gearing up to finish up this semester strong and preparing to take USMLE STEP 1 this summer. 😬 It all happened to fast!
Some say the best time of medical school is between the time you receive your acceptance call and the first day of school. 😂😂 Although med school is hard and I am always stressed out, I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.
P.S. Peep the new blog post. 🙃
4 592 hours ago
Another great reason to go to optometric conferences other than the educational aspect is for the great networking opportunities and the chance to catch up with future colleagues from other optometry schools! Academic success is fundamental to being a good doctor but there's more to the growth process of becoming a well rounded professional than just academia 🗝 #anotherone
Med school is amazing. It’s really cool to learn how the human body functions and malfunctions, and the crazy science that we are so lucky to have to keep us alive when we do malfunction. However, I’d be lying if I said I’m not having a hard time with some things…
I feel like my life is on hold. Literally like I hit pause on life. I feel like all of my friends and family are having a life and moving forward around me while I sit in the silent section of the library until I feel like my eyes are going to pop out of my face. People are getting engaged and buying houses and getting promotions and starting families. People are also doing little things like going out for a nice dinner or taking time to go to yoga or just getting a manicure. But here I am, in the library with very little money and very little sleep. I’m not complaining, I am SO lucky to be here, and quite frankly I worked my butt off to be here. Im happy I’m here! What I’m saying is that this is where I’m at right now and I’m not sure how to stop feeling this way. I know I’m not supposed to compare myself to other people, but I’m only human! So. If you have felt this way yourself and have suggestions on how to get out of this funk, please let me know!
Anterior drawer test demonstrating a funky tibia, which prompts for an ACL rupture!!
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) extends from the anterior aspect of the tibia to the lateral condyle
of the femur and prevents anterior movement of the tibia in reference to the femur. A torn anterior cruciate ligament can be recognized by abnormal passive anterior displacement of the tibia called an anterior drawer sign.
ACL tears are caused by forceful low-velocity hyperextension of the knee with a rotational component or a noncontact torsional injury during deceleration.
A hyperextension injury at the knee joint will stretch the anterior cruciate ligament and rupture it.
Rapid-onset acute, often dramatic hamarthrosis (bleeding into joint spaces) with an effusion is typical on physical examination, and patients will have anterior laxity of the tibia relative to the femur (Lachman test, anterior drawer sign).
The anterior drawer test is performed with the knee at 90° flexion, with the patient lying supine. There is an attempt to displace the tibia forward from the femur. If there is more than 6 mm of tibial displacement, an ACL tear is suggested.
ACL reconstruction is indicated in the younger, active athletes, children or older active patients.
ACL tears are not usually repaired using suture to sew it back together, because repaired ACLs have generally been shown to fail over time. Therefore, the torn ACL is generally replaced by a substitute graft made of tendon, usually an autograft (comes from the patient’s own body) of the patellar, hamstring, or quadriceps tendons.